Just In: Serena & Lily Introduces New Rattan Furnishings for Indoors & Outdoors

In case you’re not excited enough about spring. StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily has introduced 300+ new pieces, including rattan furniture and  accessories. Can you say scalloped rattan tray?

If you’ve swooned over the bohemian Avalon daybed but had nowhere to put one, consider pre-ordering the new king or queen-sized Avalon bed, a celebration of coastal Cali decor with enough gravitas for a New England interior.

I love the marble-topped pedestal dining table with wrapped rattan base for a double dose of natural materials and a perfect blend of city meets the sea.

Here are nine new introductions of rattan furniture and accessories from Serena & Lily:

Serena & Lily New Furnishings For Spring 2021

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Serena & Lily Bohemian Rattan Bed

The  beloved bohemian Avalon daybed by Serena & Lily has been reimagined as a king or queen-sized Avalon bed. The original inspiration was a 1940s French bed that they company rendered in rattan for a coastal casual vibe. This rattan bed is available with a footboard or without. The white ceramic, textured table lamp is a coastal take on the Kelly Wearstler Linden lamp.

Serena & Lily Balboa Rattan Coffee Table

Serena & Lily has added a wood and handwoven rattan coffee table with brass capped-feet to its Balboa collection. At 46-inches in diameter and a bottom storage shelf, it’s very efficient, and its appearance lends itself to a coastal Cali living room or a more polished city decor. Paired with a braided abaca rug for complete coastal appeal.

Serena & Lily Rattan Pedestal Dining Table

The new Serena & Lily Southampton dining table has a 30-inch diameter marble top and rattan pedestal base. Paired here with the everyone’s favorite, Serena & Lily’s take on the classic Parisian bistro chair, the Riviera dining chair made with a rattan frame and woven resin seat.

 

 

Scheming: Canopy Bedroom Makeover by Jenn O’Brien

I wrote about this bedroom in Boxford, Massachusetts designed by Jenn O’Brien of Jenn O’Brien Interiors for Boston Globe Magazine at the end of last summer. It’s a great example of clean, transitional bedroom design that incorporates a canopy bed.

O’Brien used the Driftwood canopy bed  from StyleCarrot partner Crate & Barrel which gives the room a stately feel thanks to its architectural lines. She also used it to create symmetry in the room by centering it on the window.

Since the clients wanted the bedroom to feel soothing, O’Brien employed a subdued palette, but punched it up with hits of black and sumptuous pattern underfoot. She actually painted the abstract artwork herself; I think it really makes the room!

Wood Canopy Bed Transitional Bedroom By Designer Jenn O'Brien In MassachusettsPhoto by Jared Kuzia

You can pull together a similar look for a transitional bedroom with exact and similar matches to the ones used by the designer. I perused StyleCarrot partner sites to find them for you.

Transitional Bedroom Furniture Modern Canopy Bed

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Get the Look: 48 Modern Desks For Your Home Office

I meant to follow up on my last post – Stylish Home Office by Realm Interiors – earlier, but once everyone got back to work after the holidays it was nonstop assignments and deadlines. A recent article relevant to this post is in the current issue of Northshore Home magazine. It’s about creating a home office with advice and examples from Boston area designers; you you can read it here.

Although I don’t work at a desk (I’m currently favoring the Flight recliner), I’m guessing most of you do. I know designers have been  inundated with calls from frantic clients since the pandemic began about finding places to tuck in desks, console tables, and such to create discrete home offices so everyone in the family can have a dedicated workspace. Pieces that can do double duty are great for those tight on space.

If you haven’t invested the time to create an efficient work-from-home area for yourself yet, here are suggestions for 48 modern desks for a home office, which can easily be a corner in your living room. I’m starting off with the sculptural beauty in my last post.

Affordable Home Office Style Desks

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Work From Home Desks Modern Home Office

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Stylish Home Office Modern Desks

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Affordable Home Office Style Desks

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Work From Home Desks Modern Home Office

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Design Diary: Desk Refresh for Zooming

Are you still Zoom-ing? Did you re-adjust your workspace to make it easier?I know you spruced up your backgrounds (I hope so anyway), but what about the nuts and bolts of the computer and iPhone situations?

When StyleCarrot partner (and Boston-based company) Wayfair suggested we collaborate on a sponsored office envy post for a desk refresh this fall, I  realized it was time to ditch my yoga blocks and other precarious props for more stable desk accessories

I found a couple of desk accessories on Wayfair that allow me to work remotely with ease (and beauty). As you’ll see from the images, I did not need a desk or desk chair, but I discovered some tech accoutrements in the school furniture and business furniture sections. And I certainly took up the opportunity to prettify the decor.

Here’s the setup in my workspace. When I’m recording a webinar, which I prefer to do in my dining room, I can easily bring my new laptop lift and collapsible phone stand downstairs. (And, I use it by my bedstand at night.) The faceted vase makes the trip too, looking gorgeous in my art and floral-filled background.

Desk Setup For Zoom Meetings

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Collapsible Iphone Stand

Desk Setup With Iphone Stand For Zoom Meetings

Desk Setup For Zoom Meetings

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot, LLC

I’ve done two webinars for Boston Globe Magazine—one with Boston designer Holly Gagne detailing how to create a calm space in your chaotic home and the other with New England designers Jodi Schwartz, Tyler Karu, and Heather Alton on kitchen redesign tip. These would have come in handy. Well, I’m prepared for the next one.

Desk Tech Accessories From Wayfair

1 Origami-Inspired Ceramic Vase
2 Multipurpose Monitor Stand
3 Foldable Universal Phone Holder

Get the Look: 30 Rattan Mirrors from Bohemian to Coastal

Were you feeling inspired by the patio makeover by Robin M. Anderson I posted last time? I mean seriously, how could you not be? We didn’t use our patio as much as we might have this summer, but now that there’s a slight chill, we’re making use of the gas fire pit we added earlier this year.

I posted shopping sources for the post, but the rattan mirror is such a fun touch, and so versatile, that I wanted to elaborate. You can go total boho with a rattan mirror, or use a more tailored rattan mirror to just add a touch of texture to a more formal space. A swirly rattan mirror would look adorable in a little girl’s room and a rattan mirror with an Art Deco vibe can infuse style and function to an entry.  Perhaps your teen would like a rattan mirror in the shape of an evil eye.

I was actually surprised with just how many rattan mirror styles are available out there. Below are 30 rattan mirrors from Style Carrot partners to try. You might also want to check out my post on rattan headboards, capiz shell chandeliers, and round jute rugs.

Coastal Accessories Boho Accessories Natural Woven Mirrors

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